The numbers for this year’s Super Bowl were a little less super than last year’s.
Update: NBC’s broadcast of Super Bowl LII on Sunday delivered 103.4 million total viewers, down 7 percent from last year to rank ninth among all Super Bowls and land within the Top 10 most-watched TV programs in U.S. history.
MOST-WATCHED PROGRAMS IN U.S. TELEVISION HISTORY
1. 114.4 Million – Super Bowl XLIX, NBC (Feb. 2015)
2. 112.2 Million – Super Bowl XLVIII, FOX (Feb. 2014)
3. 111.9 Million – Super Bowl 50, CBS (Feb. 2016)
4. 111.3 Million – Super Bowl XLVI, NBC (Feb. 2012)
5. 111.3 Million – Super Bowl LI, FOX (Feb. 2017)
6. 111.0 Million – Super Bowl XLV, FOX (Feb. 2011)
7. 108.7 Million – Super Bowl XLVII, CBS (Feb. 2013)
8. 106.5 Million – Super Bowl XLIV, CBS (Feb. 2010)
9. 106.0 Million – M.A.S.H. Finale, CBS (Feb. 1983)
10. 103.4 Million – Super Bowl LII, NBC (Feb. 2018)
Super Bowl’ LII’s audience swells to 106 million when you fold in viewings via NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, NBC.com ‘TV Everywhere,’ Universo, En Vivo app, NFL.com, NFL Mobile from Verizon, the Yahoo Sports app and go90.
Super Bowl LII had scored a 47.4 in the overnight household ratings, per The Programing Insider, down 3 percent from the preliminary numbers for last year’s Patriots/Falcons overtime match-up and marking an eight-year low (when Saints/Colts scored a 45).
Leading out of the Big Game, This Is Us drew 27 million total viewers with a 9.3 demo rating, up more than 50 percent from 24: Legacy‘s numbers in the same primo showcase a year ago and marking the biggest post-Super Bowl audience since The Voice circa 2012 (which drew 37.6 million). This Is Us delivered NBC’s most-watched scripted show in more than 13 years (since ER on the night of the Friends finale) and the most-watched drama on any network in 10 years (since House‘s post-Super Bowl episode).
Coming on at 12:14 am ET, a special edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon drew 8.4 million viewers, marking the fourth largest audience ever for Fallon’s talker.